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Oct 8, 2012 5:00am EDT
suppression. we're told this is a return to the jim crow laws. well, frankly 80 percent of americans support the total idea pools. the thomas is a high percentage for any issue, even high and another that your humble pie because people are estranged and some people. chieftains of hispanics and african-americans support photo id. in fact, rasmussen asked, they believe and for a is a serious issue? 63 percent of whites said yes and 64 percent of african-americans said gm's. african americans in some places live where a machine controls the political left that the live under. frankly it allows the crime rates to skyrocket. the biggest victim of flow from is minority reformers and veterinarians were political machines control the destiny in the can't fight city of. the mayor of detroit who until recently was serving in public housing after conviction for crimes, he won his second term in part because of a flood of fraudulent ballots. the city clerk cluster job after that. abilene were asking for another florist, a town we could extend free finlandia's to anyone. i believe it's a small number. in
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 6:00pm EDT
reform succeeded in 1999 in los angeles because of what jim newton did and the covers of the l.a. times. a few years ago he mentioned to me he was planning to take some time off to do a biography of earl warren. i thought it was a great idea. and then i had the chance to read the book, and without a doubt it's the best judicial biography that i've ever read. so i'm thrilled that he's here today and ask you to join me in welcoming him. [applause] >> thank you, all, and especially irwin. thank you for coming today, for sharing your burrito with me, and i would also like to thank you for welcoming not just me, but my family and friends and my son, jack newton, is here today and my wife to whom the book is dedicated. also our friends the capels, christopher and elizabeth and sarah are here, and i thank you for welcoming them as well. i am here today to discuss a great warrior who made a better country. a good man and a good father who presided over a lovely family, a man who understood his obligations to society and fulfilled them to the best of his ability. i'm speaking, of course, about i
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 9:00am EDT
that has, right to the present in the 1890s during the jim crow era. "uncle tom's cabin" again commit very important novel for african-americans to articulate civil rights. it exhibited an enormous influence not just and other writers but on leaving political figures and social activists. so without "uncle tom's cabin" you rich without strong, written very much to model. he wanted to model his work during the reconstruction era after "uncle tom's cabin." james baldwin famously in 1955 publishers the screen against "uncle tom's cabin." but for him, too, in the 1950s he says no novel has ever exerted over him like the power of "uncle tom's cabin." it's the sentimental power of this novel that last very much to the present day. >> watch booktv all weekend to see more of our recent visit to augusta, maine. for more information on this and other cities visited by booktv's local content vehicles go to c-span.org/localcontent. >> antonio mendez presents his book, "argo," at the international spy museum in d.c. arco details the story of six americans who escaped from the u.s. embassy during the ir
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 4:15pm EDT
that when i told her she said she wasn't surprised that her grandfather said that he was the jim dandy and that characterization in her mind went along with this idea that at 71 he would marry for a third time. she told me the family story of how he learned to read and write. he learned in the presence of the little master or the white boy. this might well have been dolley's son payne todd who would be the object of the instruction and jennings would be standing to the side but listening and absorbing and learning. in the book i presented perhaps the first instance of jennings taking advantage of his position. he was the good listener and a good network. there are so many places he was associated with that are extent in washington today. one of them is not his own house. his own house located where else street and 18 intercept. some of you may remember until very recently was border's books and i would go there and i would go into the cafe. i was sitting in my coffee thinking i could be at paul jennings's kitchen table right now and unfortunately they went out of business so i never ha
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 4:00pm EDT
wonder if you could go back. raised in the jim crow south. [laughter] >> you know, we were in baker county. you hear about and read about some of the shares of early years. wanted to be known as they gave the which ruled everything, everyone. you cannot imagine looking at the lessons from earlier days. anyone like him, but he was worse than what you have senior were slauson. growing up in that my family lived -- migrate to my great grandparents have come to bicker county. they ended up there as sharecroppers and with the intent on buying land. and that they did. they bought enough land that the area where i grew up is still today called hawkins town. lots of family. it was that way. we were all one big family, and we felt that we had to the help each other. and so i was raised up on the farm. my father -- there were five girls. it any farmer once the sun. i guess in the man once the sun. my mother and father kept having babies, and they were all girls. now, we all had boys nicknames. i was built. the. [laughter] >> your nickname is bill? >> yes. >> that is hilarious. >> so as safe a
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 11:00am EDT
and possibility and sacrifice. i wonder if you could go back. you were raised in the jim crow south in baker county and you were puzzled -- trying to get gangsters' driving a tractor -- strength in the neighborhood. >> we were in baker county. you read about the sheriffs of earlier years. the sheriff in our county wanted to be known as the gator. the gator ruled everything everyone in the county. you can't imagine looking at a lesson from earlier days, anyone like him but he was worse than you have seen but growing up in that, my family lived -- my great grandparents had come to baker county. don't know if they came as wav or not but ended up as sharecroppers with the intent of buying land and that they did. they bought enough land that the area i grew up is called hawkinstown. lots of family -- it was that way. they live in one area -- we were all one big family and felt we had to help each other. i was raised on the farm and my father -- there were five girls -- any farmer wants a son, and the man wants a son. my mother and father kept having babies and they were all girls. we all had boys
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. the popularity, as richard was saying, it's coming right to the present during the jim crow era, it happened again, and became a very important. not just an important influence in other writings, but political figures and social activists. it was written to model his work during the reconstruction era after uncle tom's cabin. james baldwin said in 1955 for him, to come in the 1960s, no novel have ever exerted influence over him. let the power of uncle tom's cabin touch you. >> augusta, maine, was established by english settlers from the planet colony in 1629 and was settled as a town in 19 -- 1674. we are working with her partner, time warner cable, to explore the city and the atmosphere. >> you have people like stephen king, people who enjoy reading his books, and we have people who like reading about small-town maine. but i think the mainers also like stories about nonfiction, stories about the state, people similar to them. and i think, you know, they want to read stories about states that are laying block. i'm not sure they are the typical reader, but if i could say anything, they are pe
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 8:00pm EDT
were perfectly legal. ther raff jim crow was made legal. with such attitudes nationally held, a biography of a black man or woman amounted not only to a kind of violence of social taboo but perhaps to a violence of intellectual proprity itself. for many decades freeing red douglas seemed to be the only black american seemed worthy of is a substantial biography. one published by an established house. it persists well beyond the december segregation and the tear mile of the self rights movement. finally according to the record in 1972 lewis published the first of the two volumes on booker t. washington that would win him a few prizes. the silence enceil lopping black writers began to break. it in 1973 became the biography of richard writhe by the frenchman. followed by a biography in 1977 by the american scholar. and in '86 and 1988 came my two volumes on hughs. aided by a archive left behind by hugh, i tried to tell through the lens of one crucial life the african-american story as it had existed and exists at the certain social level. i tried to do justice to the complexity t
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 12:30am EDT
as richard was saying was something that had come her to the present in the 1890s during the jim crow era. uncle tom's cabin again became a very important novel for african-americans. is exerted enormous influence not just on the writing but leading political figures and social activists. the novel was written very much to model during the reconstruction era f. drunk with tom's cabin. james baldwin famously in 1955 you know, publishes a screed against uncle tom's cabin that for him too in the 1950's he says no novel has ever exerted influence over him like the power of uncle tom's cabin and it's really the sentimental power of this novel that lasts very much to the present day. >> it augusta maine was first established by english settlers from the plymouth colony in 1629 and was settled as a town in 1754. the city is now the capitol of maine. booktv as it did the city with the help of our partner time warner cable to explore the local literary and historical atmosphere. >> people in maine like to read a friday and i think because of people like steven king people who enjoy reading his boo
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